I've made some progress and learned a few things this week.
Tomatoes planted. Tomatoes still not coming up. Sometimes it's hard to read about everyone else's seeds.
Peppers planted. Peppers still not coming up. Patience, patience.
The new metal sap holders are cutting up my fingers when I change the bags. Say what you will about old milk jugs, they never did that.
I've also learned to never start sap in the afternoon. Last nights batch went to 11:30pm. Between that batch and the one I did this morning we have 13oz of syrup from 3 trees in 3 days. I couldn't get it to strain through a coffee filter but it did strain through a washcloth.
And this guy, he just wants to go for a walk...and another walk...and another walk. If you have any, please send warmer weather.